we had exactly the same experience. The only thing we could find was "nicely" decorated, twisted, sculpted etc. pieces which cost a fortune.
You can search under the German word "Kleiderbügelhaken", which will provide you with a few examples.
If you find a source for just normal screw in hooks (preferrably ones with a long neck), please post the address to the list.
Karin von Lerber
Joanne Hackett schrieb:
I am forwarding this message on behalf of staff at a museum in Scotland. 'I would be very grateful if you could ask if anyone has a supplier for screw tipped coat / dress hangers. We have made our own hangers from conservation materials but are struggling to find metal screw in hooks. Could anyone advise please?' Does anyone know of a supplier of just the hooks of coat hangers, preferably in Scotland or UK. Many Thanks Joanne Hackett Senior Textile Conservator V&A ______________________________________________________________________ Baroque: Style in the Age of Magnificence Supported by the V&A Director's Circle Until 19 July 2009 at V&A South Kensington Book now on www.vam.ac.uk Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle! - The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake 2 May - 6 September 2009 at the V&A Museum of Childhood Admission Free Keep in touch - visit www.vam.ac.uk and sign up for our regular e-newsletter - --------------------------------------------------------------- The information contained in this message is confidential and intended only for the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient, or responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, copying, or disclosure of this information is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us by telephone on 020 7942 2353. This message has been scanned for viruses by the MessageLabs Email Security System.